How to Overcome Fear of Fainting

by Peter Sacco

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The worry of fainting can make you feel helpless.

Have you ever worried about fainting or passing out to the point that you worry about going out in public or being around people?

When it gets to the point that you can’t or do not want to be around people because of this condition then you possess what is called agoraphobia. People who possess this phobia have it so bad that they cannot even leave their homes because they worry about passing out, fainting or having an intense anxiety attack that will lead to tremendous embarrassment.

When one’s fear of fainting or passing out reaches this level, then they possess the phobia known as asthenophobia which is a real-time phobia.

What does it feel like to experience or feel this kind of fainting phobia?

Most often times this phobia or sensation is linked to three different sets of perceived feelings. The first is the fear of fainting. The individual believes that there is either something physically or psychologically wrong with them that will lead to them fainting in public. Interestingly, most times when they are in the privacy of their own homes, they do not experience this sense of dread because perceived circumstances do not lead them to feel afraid of fainting.

The second perceived feeling one often times experiences with this type of phobia is the fear of weakness. For some reason, they believe or feel this sense that their bodies and minds are in a weakened state when they are out in public and this may lead them to pass out suddenly. They get to the point of focusing on tingling sensations, or tired parts of their body and they then over-generalize that this is happening to their entire body whereby they are growing extremely weak and destined to keel over!

The third set of feelings is often times related to dizziness or light-headedness in that they may experience ringing in their ears, spinning feelings or even an “out of body” like experiences where they are drifting away from themselves and worry they will just pass out or go to sleep instantly.

When someone experiences one of more of these sets of feelings you can see why they believe it is safe to always stay close to home or isolated to prevent their ultimate perceived embarrassment of fainting.

This will eventually lead to agoraphobia for some people.

What can be done to overcome this?

Is one destined to become a recluse because they are afraid to leave the house?

Some individuals experience feelings of dizziness or weakness because they do possess a physical ailment. Sometimes individuals experience the same symptoms because they may have vertigo or some other disorder which causes the problems.

People should first see a physician to make sure there is no physical underlying problem which may be the cause of their disorder. After that has been ruled out, it may be a good idea to see a psychologist or psychiatrist to rule out neurological or psychological disorders.

When both of these explanations have been ruled out, hypnosis and meditation techniques are great treatments for helping one to overcome their experiences with dizziness, weakness and fear of fainting. If you want to discuss working directly with us on your particular issue to see if we can help and advise you on a next step, then check out our Special Hypnosis Services Programs.

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Peter Andrew Sacco Ph.D.
Staff Writer
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